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Posts Tagged ‘Vetala’

MONS VENERIS / VETALA – THE NINES OF SATANANTICHRIST LP (Altare Productions / Infinite Darkness Productions)

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

mons-veneris-vetala-the-nines-of-satanantichristBlink and you missed it. This split LP emerged without so much as a warning and was sold out quicker than you could shake a meaty, inflamed fist at the sky. And, with two of the dank Portuguese Black Metal underground’s finest exponents enlisted for service, ‘The Nines Of Satanantichrist’ is – unsurprisingly – remarkable.

A truly mesmeric projectile of raw, depraved, chaotic, insane lamentations, perhaps echoing the anguish and emptiness of (m?)any maniacal devotees to darkness who failed to secure a copy. Hopefully more copies will become available somewhere down the left hand path because this is a stellar release that epitomises everything that’s great about the dark art we all love and cherish.

Stunning.

Evilometer: 666/666

VETALA – THE LORD OF ETERNITY LP (Altare Productions)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Vetala - The Lord Of EternitySickeningly, there is an increasing number of so-called Black Metal bands who seem to place more emphasis on being the next big thing than being dark and black. Black Metal is not a place for Yngwie Malmsteen wannabe motherfuckers. Thankfully, there are still a select few artists who just don’t give a shit about melodies, production or technicality. Or anything.

As one of the hordes that comprise Portugal’s seething Black Circle movement, Vetala is as coarse and rough and raw and ready-made as they come. Cavernous, dungeon Black Metal that was vomited forth onto tape by a bunch of crazed fuckers who are interested in only one thing: filth. Plague and pestilence and piss abound in a pitiful racket on the unbelievably-inaccessible ‘The Lord Of Eternity’.

This album is an uncompromising, crude shitfest that follows no rules but Vetala’s. It’s a pure, demented, chaotic mess from start to finish, to be honest, and I’m really not sure why I enjoy listening to such insanity. Glorious crap.

Evilometer: 666/666